In order to determine direct voice communication between loco pilots, controllers, station masters, the railway authorities launched the cellular prepare radio communication system throughout the nationwide transporter’s community. According to a latest assertion shared by the Railway Ministry, the full quantity allotted for the cellular prepare radio communication system (MRTC) for the monetary 12 months 2020-21 is Rs 232.54 crore. The quantity for implementing the communication system throughout the community is totally utilized, to this point. The radio communication system is applied throughout greater than 3,460 route km.
In a written reply to a query within the Lok Sabha, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal mentioned that new work for the long-term evolution-based cellular prepare radio communication system throughout 34,304 route km is authorized at a price of Rs 6,861 crore.